Monitor/recorder manufacturer Atomos has acquired wireless timecode hardware and software sync solutions company Timecode Systems.
Together the two companies will aim to build tightly integrated multicamera workflow solutions that bring together all the disparate recording devices on set, allowing those devices to work together more cohesively.
Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos said: "Right now, this disconnect between recording devices is holding back multicamera content creation. To truly shoot collaboratively, everything needs to work in perfect, frame-accurate sync — there has to be a robust wireless connection. The Timecode Systems RF protocol is this bulletproof link. Working together, we now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution."
Paul Scurrell, CEO and co-founder of Timecode Systems said: "The drive, energy, and desire to push boundaries is what excites me most about entering this new era with Atomos. Both companies have a history of executing successful collaborations with best-of-breed technology partners; this just takes it to a whole new level. The impact is going to be industry-changing."
James Bond and Marvel movies, and shows including Gold Rush, Top Gear, Grand Tour, and The Island with Bear Grylls are among the productions that have used Timecode Systems as their sync standard with the system is designed and priced to to also work for lower budget documentaries and corporate productions.
Paul Bannister, chief science officer and co-founder of Timecode Systems added: "Our ambition has always been to create solutions that are scalable and can be combined to work across a whole variety of filming environments. Atomos shares this commitment. Now, together we can take everything both companies have created to date and push it so much further."
The Timecode Systems wireless sync standard will feature across the next generations of the entire Atomos product range and will also be packaged as a free SDK for third-party manufacturers.
The AtomX Sync module for the Ninja V and the Neon series of monitors will be the first Atomos products to feature integrated Timecode Systems technology.
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